I know that wearing a big watch is a trend now but I really can't carry this trend. I like wearing dresses to work and when I am just out and about, sometimes I wear skirt, pants, you can call that smart casual style. I do like some styles from Cartier but their price is off-putting because for a 18k watch with leather strap with quartz movement, they charge the same price as a Rolex mechanic movement watch. For me, I won't spend that amount on a quartz movement watch. Yes, I know there are mechanic movement from Cartier but a blogger once mentioned that they cannot tell time accurately So I forget about Cartier. Thanks for mentioning Bedat, I quite like their watches.I recommend visiting a watch store with a lot of brands to get a sense of what you like, how it works with your style, your wardrobe, what brands are out there, and what will look good.
I have thin wrists, so to compensate I like a slightly oversized look rather than a smaller face for an even more feminine look.
Here’s a bit of my watch journey if it helps you make the decision. Most of my watches complement my VCA collection and my wardrobe since they’re more on the feminine side in terms of style. I have one that’s a bit more masculine (Panerai), but I waited until they came out with a smaller size. Then I replaced a brown leather watch strap with a purple gator one.
I don’t wear watches simply for their function. They serve a jewelry purpose so I don’t feel compelled to get the traditional brands or models. I don’t often stack VCA bracelets with my watch for this reason. I like when it stands on its own as spectacular.
I generally opt for more understated brands across my entire wardrobe, so Rolex wasn’t the first place I looked. Although I like the look of some Rolex models, I haven’t purchased one yet. I have Cartier, Dior, and Bedat. Contemplating JLC, Breuget, AP, or Patek for the future. I tend to prefer specific styles within each brand.
Take time with a purchase like this and enjoy the search. It’s like deciding between wedding cake vendors. So many delicious and sweet options. If you liked Longines, also look at Frederique Constant.
I have visited Frederique Constant's website and the styles look too similar to Breguet's style and I just cannot get the word 'copy' out of my mind. Now, my mind just stuck with the Rolex watch that I tried on the first time I visited their store. The price is good, and it is a rose gold with steel in oyster bracelet with chocolate dial and roman numeral markers.
I think I need to go to Omega to try on the Ladymatic but I am afraid it is too large for my wrists.
I was taught to choose a brand that specialized in certain products, for example, if a brand originally is a watch maker then I will choose that brand rather than choosing a watch from a fashion house even it is from Hermes, Hermes is famous for their leather goods so I won't choose to buy a watch from Hermes.
There are so many things to think about that makes me feel so comfortable with my Swatch now. I know I am too lazy to find something to buy